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The famous fight of 1897, described by J. H. Squire
When J. H. Squire was scarcely seventeen he found himself in Carson City, Nevada, witnessing a boxing match that is perhaps the most famous ever fought. In it 35-year-old Bob Fitzsimmons , middleweight champion of the world and only 11 st. 6 lb. in weight, fought J. J. Corbett , world heavyweight champion and over two stone heavier.
The fight was one of the fiercest in history, and right up to the eventful fourteenth round it looked as though Corbett could not fail to win. But Fitzsimmons fought back, and produced a body punch that put Corbett out and won Fitzsimmons, a middleweight, the heavyweight championship of the world.


Unknown: J. H. Squire
Unknown: J. H. Squire
Unknown: Bob Fitzsimmons
Unknown: J. J. Corbett

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